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tv   Newsline  NHK World  August 25, 2014 2:00am-2:11am JST

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hello and welcome to "newsline." ukrainian president petro poroshenko has promised his government will counter what he says is a threat from russia. poroshenko viewed a military parade in kiev on sunday to mark the 23rd anniversary of the country's independence from the disbanded soviet union. more than 2,000 military personnel were on parade. some of them were given time off from the military operations to subdue pro-russian separatists in eastern ukraine.
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poroshenko said ukraine needs to constantly be prepared to defend its independence. meanwhile, pro-moscow rebels countered by marking the festivities in kiev. they forced 100 captured ukrainian troops to march down main street of the eastern rebel-controlled city of donetsk. also on display were the remains of ukrainian armored vehicles destroyed by pro-moscow rebels. the forced independence day march in donetsk was apparently designed by the separatist rebels to demonstrate the depth of their power in the breakaway region. leaders of egypt and the palestinian have called on the militant group hamas to resume negotiations for a long-term truce in gaza. palestinian president mahmoud
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abbas met with egyptian president abdel fattah al sisi in cairo. abbas urged both israeli and hamas leaders to restart cease-fire negotiations as soon as possible to avoid more casualties. the egyptian officials have reportedly set a deadline for israel and hamas to respond to their call, but fierce battles continue. an israeli fighter jet destroyed an apartment building in gaza city. the 12-story tower completely collapsed. about 40 households were in the building. many of the residents evacuated before the attack, but 22 were injured, half of them children. a spokesperson with the israeli defense forces says they targeted a hamas operation room in the building. 95 people have been killed in the five days since egypt-mediated talks collapsed. hundreds of protesters held a rally in the u.s. state of missouri on saturday, two weeks after an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police
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officer. supporters of the officer held a separate demonstration on the same day. >> the people power will vote. >> around 1,000 people took part in the demonstration in ferguson. it was organized by a group of black activists. the killing of 18-year-old michael brown on august 9th sparked violent protests by residents who are angry with the way police handled the incident. they called for an end to racial discrimination. >> i'm here and i just wanted to come out and show the community my support and that we do care and that we are out here for peaceful change. >> on the same day, supporters of the police officer who shot brown held a rally in another part of the city. they believe he acted appropriately. >> we cannot assume that he's guilty, and that's how he was portrayed in the press immediately after the killing, horrific killing, but we're here
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to make sure that he gets justice under the american law system. >> they claim the shooting death of the teenager is not a racial issue. north korea's reacting sharply to an ongoing joint military exercise south korea and the united states are holding. the drill began last monday in south korea. it is based on a theoretical attack from the north. about 30,000 u.s. and 50,000 south korean forces are participating. south korean communities and companies are also taking part to prepare for emergency scenarios. north korean state-run media have repeatedly denounced the south and the u.s. it said the general staff of the north's korean people's army is preparing for a preemptive strike. the korean workers party newspaper said on saturday that pyongyang has begun preparations
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to turn military headquarters in the south into a sea of fire. it also warned that as long as the u.s. military remains in the south, there will be no peace and stability on the korean peninsula. military officials from both the u.s. and south korea are increasing security measures against the north, including possible ballistic missile and rocket launches. japan's ground self-defense force has shown the public its annual live fire drills at the foot of mt. fuji. the gsdf held the exercise on sunday at the hirashi-fuji training champ in shizoku prefecture central japan. the drills were based on the scenario that a remote japanese island was under attack. about 80 vehicles and 20 aircraft took part. gsdf personnel used state of the art type ten battle tanks to hold shooting exercises. they landed from helicopters during the mock operations. they also reviewed tactics for
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taking back remote islands. the japanese government is stepping up the country's defense system in remote areas. the government will procure 52 amphibious vehicles and 17 osprey transport aircraft in its five-year midterm defense build-up plan. the first major landing drills for a remote island were held in may. the search for the missing people in hiroshima is being ham period by rain. heavy rain caused the landslides last wednesday. police have confirmed 50 deaths. 38 people are missing. police officers, firefighters, and self-defense force personnel are taking part in the rescue operation. they're using shovels, pick axes, and sniffer dogs to search for the missing in the hardest hit district. they were repeatedly forced to stop their operations due to the threat of secondary disasters. over 1300 rescue workers hope to continue their search overnight.
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about 450 households are still without electricity. many are without water. more than 1600 people remain in temporary shelters. torrential rain has also hit japan's northernmost prefecture. the heaviest downpour in half a century caused a landslide that killed two people on a small island off hokkaido. this footage was taken on rebun island shortly after midday on sunday. the video shows muddy water running like a river around buildings. 180 millimeters of rain fell in a 24-hour period on rebun island. an 81-year-old woman and her 55-year-old daughter died after a mountain slope gave way and buried their house. the site is about ten kilometers from the center of a town and is east of the ground self-defense force's rebun camp. local officials say more than 15 other landslides have occurred there.
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a member of an anti-government group in syria says negotiations to free a japanese man held by the islamic state militant group have failed. islamic state militants captured a japanese man believed to be 42-year-old haruna yukawa on the outskirts of aleppo in northern syria. a week has passed since his detention came to light. members from the syrian opposition group islamic front were with yukawa right up until the reported abduction. the group is now negotiating a prisoner exchange with islamic state in order to get the man back. the two groups are battling each other. a member of islamic front told nhk by phone that a mediator had tried to make contact, but islamic state refused to negotiate. >> the japanese embassy in jordan is continuing efforts to win the man's release.
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they're calling for cooperation from neighboring countries. and that was this hour's now let's check out the world weather. and that's going to do it for "newsline" at this hour. i'm hiro morita in tokyo.
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thanks for watching nhk world. somewhere street it looks like the sky is clouding over. sunshine is shining through. i've taken a bus ride three hours from seoul. nestled in hills and blessed with good water, jeonju. the famous koreans have originated here. ♪ ♪ >> there used to be a lot of greenery in this tranquil town. all those tile roofs over there must be jeonju village. it's a tourist attraction with

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